Can mom give car away and still qualify for Medicaid?

Can my mom sign her title to her car which is worth about 2000.00 over to her grandchild before going into nursing home without us getting into trouble?

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Mar 29, 2013
Usually it's ok, but check state law
by: Gabriel Heiser

Under the federal Medicaid rules, an exempt asset may be transferred without penalty. Since each Medicaid applicant can exempt one car of any value, that would enable her to transfer her car without it affecting her Medicaid eligibility.

However, some states nonetheless treat the transfer of even an exempt asset as a potentially penalty-causing gift. Thus, to be sure, you would have to find out how your own state treats such a transfer.

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